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call dana perino an evil person. do you guys actually think jasper is a dog? [laughter] that is an armenian man that she hired as an indentured servant, and wearing a fur costume and all she does run central park is take pictures of this poor, sweaty men all over central park. disgusting. somebody has to tell the truth. that's what i'm here for. lastly, ronald reagan was a charismatic leader who influenced millions of people concerning freedom and individuality around the world. and i think that all of you are products of that. it's not a joke. [applause] i should stick to the joke thing. all of you look at me like what was that about? anyway, so the book is kind of them has been born from the reagan era. it's about people who pretend to be tolerant when, in fact, they're not at all. the use tolerance as a weapon to shut you up. who was the first real target? ronald reagan. what was he portrayed as in immediate? what kept you from talk about low taxes or free markets was being described as being cold, as evil. the dad that never hugged you. that's the biggest of all lib
said put in your pocket and put on vibrate, if your kids go. so i went to this dinner. starting to dana, singing and all that, we forgot all about the siren. we didn't spend the night talking about the siren, the bombs or anything. we talked about everything under the sun. and i thought this is the way it is. yes, the siren they go off again and if it does we will figure it out then. but life is not controlled by all of that. it's controlled by spirit of hope and building and faith, and faith. and that's, that's the undercurrent that i see. >> thank you very much, lela. is there anything -- any final thing you want to say about -- >> no. >> go out and buy it. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. [applause] >> booktv as on facebook. like us to interact with booktv guests and viewers. watch videos and get up-to-date information on events. facebook.com/booktv. >> from the 12 and a national book festival in washington, d.c., and interview a national viewer phone calls with "washington post" senior correspondent an associate editor rajiv chandrasekeran who discusses his book "little america: th
panel is tracy cay smith. [cheering and applause] boar patrick, [cheering and applause] dana and i have lockerred in that metaphor call room all summer emerged not only in take but breathlessly in sync. the lasting poetry, the poetry that brought -- pushing other work away. we didn't disagree. we shared a passion and sense of urgency about seeing if the work was brought forth and presented to the world. in other words, this was easiest and obvious despite the internal and external wrestling that went in to it. i make it sound as if we didn't need to talk about. it oh, did we talk. oh did we list. oh did we worry. but we did it in sympathy and with a shared vision and i like to think that my group of panel is was of course uniquely incredible we were destined to do this together i believe in the end it was these five books we finally collapsed with and applauded and loved as a group that knead it possible for us to emerge full of joy about the process. the finalists for the national book award in poetry this year are david ferry. the wilderman new poems and translation published by the u
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